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Polycystic kidney disease (PKD) is a group of disorders that result from the formation and progressive enlargement of cysts in the kidneys without dysplasia, usually leading to renal failure.

PKD:Life Expectancy Of Someone On Dialysis Or Kidney Transplant

2014-01-06 16:27

PKD:Life Expectancy Of Someone On Dialysis Or Kidney TransplantDialysis or kidney transplant, both are commonly used in clinical treatment for PKD ( Polycystic Kidney Disease ) patients. So, the life expectancy of someone on dialysis or kidney transplant becomes the biggest concern among them. Don’t worry, the following may give you the exact answer which may help you a lot.

PKD : the life expectancy of someone on dialysis

Dialysis, most of patients are very familiar with. When patients are diagnosed with kidney failure or other severe diseases, it is highly recommended. As a short-term treatment, it is indeed very helpful to help remove excessive liquids, toxins and more liquids from the body. On average, the life expectancy varies from 5-6 years. But sometimes, some people will live a very short time if they suffer from a series of complications and symptoms caused by dialysis itself.

PKD: the life expectancy of someone on kidney transplant

Honestly speaking, as long as the operation is a success, we have to say patients will live a long time. But in the after time, recurrence of this disease in the transplanted kidney is about 20% to 50%. Besides, once the disease comes back, more than 50% of patients will lose their kidneys in 5 years. Form this, for patients who have just accepted kidney transplant, they must do regular overall body examination in the professional kidney hospital twice or more a week.

Finally, we have to say although PKD is a cystic genetic disease and there is no treatment so far, as long as you don’t give up, the dream or miracle will close to you day by day. So from now on, please talk with your online doctors to find out the best treatment just depends on your specific illness condition. We only want to tell you the life expectancy of someone on dialysis or kidney transplant, the decision is not in others, but in your own hands. Sincerely hope you recover soon. Best wishes! 

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